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Multiscale FEM-MD schema
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2013

MSED is developing methods to statically couple finite element modeling (FEM) to atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) 1 . Compared to non-hybrid … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 05/10/2013

We develop techniques for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs of future … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Just as integrated electronic circuits continue to pack on more and ever tinier components, so magnetic technologies for data storage and other … more

Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

The Magnetics Group's program in superconductor electromechanics has moved to the University of Colorado. Contact principal investigators … more

Theory of Transport in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Nanometer Scale Measurements of Crack Tips in Glass
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Our objective is to develop atomic force microscopy-based methods to measure the structure of crack tips, the rates of crack growth, and the … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2013

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

Local mechanical-property information is essential to evaluate emerging micro- and nanoscale materials, which many manufacturers would like to … more

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